Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2019

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Visit AMEB Connect (Victoria) to enrol for all Victorian examinations; Practical examinations, Performance Evaluations, on-paper and Online Written exams. Enrolments for Online Theory exams will open on 1 January 2019. Enrolments for Practical and on-paper Written examinations will open on 1 February 2019.

The following session dates apply to general centres, as published. A school or private studio with examining time of 3 hours or more in a particular instrument may apply to be an examination centre and also may request to host practical examinations outside the published session dates.

Melbourne Metropolitan Practical exams

All Music and Speech practical subjects except Licentiate Diplomas and special subjects (see below).

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Metropolitan29 April - 19 May1 March
2nd Metropolitan20 May - 7 June22 March
3rd Metropolitan11 June - 26 June5 April
4th Metropolitan12 August - 8 September14 June
5th Metropolitan7 October - 17 November26 July

Country Victoria

Special subjects available in Country Victoria by special arrangement. Examinations for Associate and Licentiate diplomas are not available in Country sessions.

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Country Practical22 July - 10 August24 May
2nd Country Piano11 November - 8 December23 August
2nd Country Instrumental11 November - 8 December23 August

In the 2nd Country Instrumental session: Instrumental, Singing and Speech examinations are available in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Sale, Shepparton, Warragul and Wodonga only.

Rockschool & Special Subject exams (Melbourne Only)

Accordion, CPM, Ensemble, Harp, Organ, Percussion, Recorder and Rockschool available in the following Special sessions only (alternative dates and locations might be possible where there is examining time of 3 hours or more in a particular subject).

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Special Subjects 22 July - 4 August24 May
2nd Special Subjects18 November - 8 December30 august

Licentiate Diploma Exams (Melbourne Only)

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Licentiate Practical27 June - 29 June17 May
2nd Licentiate Practical16 September - 26 September26 July

Written Exams

Grade examinations in Theory of Music, Musicianship and Music Craft (except Grades 5 & 6) are available online. Traditional, paper-based exams for all subjects (except Music Craft Preliminary to Grade 4) are available in the following Written exam session.

DateSubjectsClosing date
20 AugustMusicianship (Aural)
Music Craft Grades 5 & 6
7 June
21 AugustTheory of Music (Written)
Musicianship (Written)
Music Craft Grades 5 & 6 (Written)
Speech & Performance Theory
7 June


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